17th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic ~ Destin, FL Events by Southern
It’s blue marlin season! You do not want to miss the 17th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic! This is one of the premier fishing events in Destin, setting the precedent for world-class, million dollar, sportfishing tournaments. Held from June 18-23 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, this five-day event is full of family fun, with live entertainment and activities for everyone.
On June 18, the event first kicks off at 11:30 AM with the Hatterascal ECBC Tournament Team Lunch, followed by registration from 4-8 PM at the Baytowne Conference Center. Also, the Captain’s Meeting is held in the same room from 6-7 PM, followed by a kick-off party from 7-10 PM and a kick-off after-party from 10 PM to midnight.
Then, on June 19, start things off with a Jackpot Entry at the Baytowne Marina Bar & Grill from 9 AM-12PM. The tournament starts at 12 PM!
June 21, is where the fun really begins. The day’s featured event, the Inaugural ECBC Kids Catch & Release Tournament at the Baytowne Marina Beach, runs from 10 AM to 2 PM. The weigh-in will be held at Baytowne Marina from 4-9. Then at 6, catch some live music at the Baytowne Marina Bar & Grill. Teams wishing to weigh fish or turn in scorecards must be under the Destin Pass Bridge at 8 PM. In addition, fireworks, sponsored by The Village of Baytowne Wharf, will begin at 9!
The BIG weigh-in at Baytowne marina will be from 4-10 PM on June 22. Again, teams wishing to weigh fish or turn in scorecards must be under the Destin Pass Bridge by 6 PM.
Finally, the event finishes off on June 23 with an awards brunch sponsored by Wind Creek Casino & Hotel-Atmore at the Baytowne Conference Center from 10 AM-1 PM. The awards presentation will begin at 11 AM.
If you aren’t staying with us yet – what are you waiting for? Book your Destin home or condo through Southern for front row seats to the fun!